New in store: Sparrow from Quince & Co. February 12, 2014 – Posted in: New in Store, Project Ideas

Sparrow joins our Quince & Co. offerings this week as spring and summer yarns continue to roll in.
“Sparrow is a plain little yarn, beautiful in its simplicity. Its clean, smooth hand is crisp as you knit it. But after washing and wearing it becomes handkerchief soft. Spun from organic linen grown in Belgium.”
Quince has kindly provided descriptions of all thirteen colors below (especially helpful if you want to call in an order). Starting at 6:00 in the photo above and moving clockwise:
Paprika, a warm and spicy orange
Viburnum, a vintage icy pink/lavender, just like those heady blossoms that are just starting to appear here
Little Fern, a soft green with a hint of yellow, that first spring green in subdued form
Birch, is it a gray? is it a blue? Depends on how you look at it.
Nannyberry, a warm and muted clay pink/red
Juniper, (a fave), a deep green/blue/gray, just like the plant
Butternut, straw
Blue Spruce, the color of new growth at the tips of spruce branches, a gentle blue/green
Sans, undyed, a silvery milky coffee color (love it)
Fen, rich and earthy, a greeny, peat brown
Pigeon, a kind of slate gray/blue
Truffle, a warm gray/lavender
Port, deep and winey purple
Project ideas for Sparrow:
There are so many beautiful summer patterns for this yarn…
Row 1
Surrounding Tank by Hannah Fettig (Photo: Carrie Bostick Hoge)
Hélène by Veronik Avery (Photo: Carrie Bostick Hoge)
Row 2
Dejeuner Bag by Pam Allem (Photo: Carrie Bostick Hoge)
Aria Cardi by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (Photo: Carrie Bostick Hoge)
Row 3
Leaves Shawl by Kristen TenDyke (Photo: Carrie Bostick Hoge)
Sparrow by Pam Allen (Photo: Jane Heller)
Row 4

Emma Shrug by Carrie Bostick Hoge (Photo: Carrie Bostick Hoge)
Lida Shawl by Bristol Ivy (Photo: Carrie Bostick Hoge)
– Melissa